Originally Posted by IDDrummer
No, they make laws for a variety of reasons, one of which is to enforce morality.
Morality is the cloak that this law is hidden behind. The real reason for that particular law boils down to what else...money.
If that plant were legalized, all the pharmaceutical, tobacco, alcohol, chemical, and wood and cotton fiber producing companies would be QUAKING IN THEIR BOOTS at the prospect of lost profits. We think the government is there for us, when they are all
secretly laughing because we are actually supporting them, but have no control over them. Democracy is an illusion in many important ways. We allow our governments to operate like this because most people still trust that their governments have the masses best interest at heart. The sooner the masses of the world realize that the governments of the world are milking us like cash cows, the sooner we can throw off the old guard and attempt to forge better leadership.